INDIE PUBLISHING PANEL/BOOK POST, CSU POETRY, MICROCOSM, OUTLANDISH & RED GIANT
Mac's will host a publishing panel and small press book fair with Ann Kjellberg from Book Post, Hillary Plum from CSU Poetry Center, Joe Biel from Microcosm Press, Kyle Osborne from Outlandish Press and Dave Megenhardt from Red Giant Press on Saturday, October 5th at 7 p.m.
Ann Kjellberg, founding editor of Book Post was on the editorial staff of the The New York Review of Books from 1988 to 2017. In 2009 she founded the literary magazine Little Star and is the literary executor of the poet Joseph Brodsky. Book Post is a bite-sized newsletter-based book review delivery service, sending high-quality book reviews direct to your in box. Book Post is a medium for ideas designed to spread the pleasures and benefits of the reading life across a fractured media landscape. They are a subscription based, ad-free, no-algorithm, no-data-mining, direct-to-reader service. Their goal is to help grow a healthy, sustainable environment for writers and readers --- Book Post partners with local bookstores to support independent bookselling and bring news of what's going on in the reading life of America’s neighborhoods.
The Cleveland State University Poetry Center was established in 1962 at the former Fenn College of Engineering to promote poetry through readings and community outreach. In 1971, it expanded its mission to become a national non-profit independent press under the auspices of the Cleveland State University Department of English, and has since published nearly 200 rangy, joyful, profound, astonishing, complicated, surprising, and aesthetically diverse collections of contemporary poetry and prose by established and emerging authors. In addition to publishing, the Poetry Center actively promotes contemporary poetry and prose through an annual reading series, collaborative art events, participation in national writing conferences, and as an educational resource for CSU’s undergraduate, M.A., and M.F.A. students by providing assistantship and internship opportunities as well as involving students in the editorial and production aspects of literary publishing.
Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. Joe is the founder of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Art of Autism, Utne Reader, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Punk Planet, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan),G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. He is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be Retarded, Bicycle Culture Rising, and more. He is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. He lives in Portland, Ore and his work can be found at joebiel.net
Outlandish Press dedicates itself to publishing diverse, integral work in the pure image of the artist – not one that is molded to a mass market. A DIY ethos, thoughtfulness and refined craft creates a wholly unique collection of art and ideas that is vivid and innovative. They have published work by Kisha Nicole Foster, RA Washington, Zena Smith and others. Outlandish sponsors an annual Zine & Art fair featuring readings & performances, workshops, a zine swap and artist/maker vendors.Established in 2011,
Established in 2011, Red Giant Books publishes literary fiction and non-fiction and seeks titles of high merit that suit their idiosyncratic tastes. Their most recent project is Cafe Abyss, an anthology of writings about Leaving Las Vegas author John O'Brien to be published in November, 2019.